Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
Posted May 26, 2006 20:02 UTC (Fri) by iabervon
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OS/2 would have done fine without any native development if there had been an easy way for users to end up running Windows programs on OS/2 systems. But nobody was selling machines that would default to booting OS/2, not even IBM. If Wine on Linux were a better Windows than Windows, and were cheaper, and had better driver support in the OS install, people would end up using Wine on Linux, and then vendors would have to compete for these users with native Linux applications, which get the advantage of integrating with the underlying system.
Furthermore, Linux doesn't need more vendor support than it currently has to be viable (since it's been doing fine for years), whereas OS/2 really needed additional adoption right then.
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